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Passport Book vs. Passport Card

Vacation season is right around the corner, and as such, you will most likely be renewing or obtaining your US passport. This is the busy time of year for US passport applicants wanting to prepare for summer traveling whether close to home destinations such as Mexico or Canada, or far away destinations such as Australia, England, or Italy.
 

Laws changed this time last year (2009), and the change left many people confused and stranded at home instead of enjoying their vacation plans. This year the major dilemma when it comes to vacation or traveling out of the country is different: passport book vs. passport card.
 

Travel agents and even passport acceptance agents are left explaining the often complicated advantages and disadvantages of both forms of identification. VIP Passports is here to help! So what is the difference between a passport book and a passport card? Which one should you obtain? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both? In the debate between passport book vs. passport card, VIP Passports does have your easy to understand answers!
 

The first thing most people will experience is the difference in look and size of the passport. The traditional US passport book is what you would expect from a passport while the US passport card is the size of a credit card or regular sized driverís license. One of the advantages to having a US passport card is the miniscule size making it easy to store in a wallet or purse.
 

Another benefit that the US passport card holds over the US passport book is the price. The US passport card does not cost as much as the traditional US passport book making it a favorite for those individuals that benefit from a US passport card because of its features and abilities.
 

Now that the size and price is out of the way, letís explore other major difference when it comes to passport card vs. passport book!
 

The passport book is good for traveling by any means to another country, and the passport card is good for traveling by land only to Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. If you plan on traveling by air, the passport book has you covered but the passport book leaves you at the airport missing your flight; if you plan on traveling by land, the passport book has you covered as does the passport card; if you plan on traveling by ship, cruise liner, boat, dingy, or other watercraft, you need a passport book because the passport card leaves you stranded unless you plan on sailing to Bermuda or the Caribbean then both forms of passport has your back.

When it comes to passport card vs. passport book, the passport book generally wins. However, for those people that live close to the border of Canada or Mexico, the passport card may be the way to go saving you money and adding convenience due to the size. One thing to remember is that if in question get both!

 

 

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VIP Passport Services, Inc. specializes in first time passports, passport renewals, lost passports, pages added to passports, child's passports, birth certificates, renewal of passport for any reason, passport photos, immigration photos, gun license photos, job application photos, id photos, id badges, document legalization, international driving permits, notary services and passports in as quick as 24 hours.